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Police officer involved in Midland Savings and Loans assault discharged by Court

By Mutala Yakubu
 Midland Savings and Loans
Police officer involved in Midland Savings and Loans assault discharged by Court

Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor Godzi, aka Skalla, who allegedly assaulted a woman at the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans Limited, has been discharged by the Accra Circuit Court.


The Police officer was earlier charged with assault for allegedly beating Ms Patience Osafo, a customer of Midland, on its premises on July 19, 2018, when she went there to withdraw her money.

The Daily Graphic reported that the policeman and three staff of Midland who were also on trial were discharged due to lack of interest in the trial by the victim, Patience Osafo.

The three Midland staff are Jocelyn Kukua-Fakah, the Operations Manager, Shirley Portia Anaman, Customer Service Officer, and Prince Ayensu, a driver.

However, lawyer Sampson Lardy Ayenini who served as the victim's lawyer says his client was only invited once to appear before the court because she had to take care of a sick sister in Kumasi, she couldn’t make the court appearance and explained her predicament to the prosecution.

“I have confirmed with her this morning. She said apart from that one single invitation at the initial stages, she has never received any single invitation from the police prosecution,” he said on the Citi Breakfast Show.

Background
Godzi was captured in a video that subsequently went viral assaulting 36-year-old Ms Osafo, who was carrying a baby and had gone to the Shiashie branch of Midland Savings and Loans to withdraw part of her GHS270 savings.

Members of the public expressed outrage over the incident and subsequently the policeman was arrested and interdicted, while investigations into the case began.

Compensation

Management of Midland Savings and Loans company compensated 36 year old Ms Osafo with a house and an undisclosed amount of money.


Read also: Police officer in Midland assault case granted GHS60k bail

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